As mothers, we always fear the possibility of receiving the “dreaded” phone call—our child is in trouble or has been in an accident and is hurt, or worse.
My call came Sunday May 25th right after dinner. My oldest son, Toby, the one I affectionately call “My Adrenaline Kid” had been in a horrific accident while in a motocross race in Anchorage, Alaska.
I think I always knew I would get one of those calls concerning him, but prayed I never would. I say this because Toby has been riding a dirt bike since he was five years old. Every year he got faster, every jump took him higher, every race more competitive, every stunt more aggressive than the last. Yes, the picture shown here is him, flying through the air on his dirt bike about a week prior to his accident.
When the phone rang, the look on my husband’s face after answering the call told me what I had always feared. And since then we’ve learned the chances of Toby walking again are solely in God’s hands.
Some would curse God, but how can I when I raised him to reach for the sky? Some would ask God why Toby had been left in such a state. I instead thank God because it could have been worse, so much worse.
God’s hands have been in everything. He is in control and will sustain us through the good times—and the bad. He is our provider, our caretaker, our savior.
The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:19, “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”
I write this to you today as an encouragement. No matter what life brings, God is there for you. When you get the dreaded phone call, unexpected news, or face issues of life and death. God is there. He is walking beside you, carrying your burdens for you. He WILL supply your every need. He is just one word away…Jesus.